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Governor Murphy Unveils Energy Master Plan

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Energy Master Plan

On January 28, Governor Phil Murphy unveiled the New Jersey Energy Master Plan (EMP), which provides the roadmap to achieving the Governor’s ambitious goal of 100 percent clean energy by 2050.

The EMP lays out seven key strategies:

Reducing Energy Consumption and Emissions from the Transportation Sector;

Accelerating Deployment of Renewable Energy and Distributed Energy Resources;

Maximizing Energy Efficiency and Conservation and Reducing Peak Demand;

Reducing Energy Consumption and Emissions from the Building Sector;

Decarbonizing and Modernizing New Jersey’s Energy System;

Supporting Community Energy Planning and Action in Underserved Communities;

Expanding the Clean Energy Innovation Economy.

The Governor also signed Executive Order No. 100, which directs the Department of Environmental Protection (NJDEP) to adopt regulatory reforms to reduce emissions and adapt to climate change within two year. The reforms, branded as “Protecting Against Climate Threats” (PACT), include:

Establishing a greenhouse gas monitoring and reporting program to identify all significant sources of greenhouse gas emissions and monitor the progress of emission reductions to reach the target of 80 percent below 2006 emission levels by 2050 required under the Global Warming Response Act;

Adopting new regulations under the Air Pollution Control Act to reduce carbon dioxide emissions and short-lived climate pollutants; and,

Reforming environmental land use regulations to incorporate climate change considerations into permitting decisions.

The NJDEP started a stakeholder process to include environmental advocates, industry, and business and the CCSNJ was happy to participate in the process on behalf of our members.

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